NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Floral Nightie

Added Jan 29, 2013

by thundergirl

Melbourne, Austr...






Kwiksew 1812 – You could almost call this a vintage pattern now.

This is the first garment with my new sewing machine. I thought it would be a good idea to make a nightie as if the sewing went badly it wouldn’t matter too much.

I misjudged some of the buttonhole placements but otherwise it went very well. my old sewing machine was like an extension of myself so it will take a little time to adjust.

I essentially followed the pattern except that:

1.I bound the armhole with bias binding rather than lace.

2. Used ecru cotton lace, very slightly gathered and bias binding around the neckline and

3. Added a plain, flat hem on the bottom.

No scratchy lace issues this way!

Material Notes

The fabric was a cotton lawn by John Kaldor Fabricmaker from my stash. What a shame they went out of business in 2004.





2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 2005_0106new0006-1_large

    Jan 29, 2013, 10.38 PMby bubbley74

    hi love the style can you say what pattern you used please.Gaynor.

  • Tea_party_qui_large

    Jan 29, 2013, 06.56 PMby jacquipardue

    it’s beautiful!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 1 person added it